Monday
Oct022017

October 2017 General Meeting

Ted Nelson, a newish member, will be our presenter on October 5, 2017.  His topic will be "Agaves in your Southern Nevada Garden". This presentation provides general information about agaves as well asa list of agaves Ted has found to be cold hardy in Southern Nevada.

Ted  Nelson is  a retired  software engineer  from Silicon  Valley. He first became  interested in  cactus and  succulents when  he was  at a co-worker's  apartment and  noticed that  he was  preparing to  make a cactus dish garden.

Besides attending to  his cactus and succulent  collection, Ted enjoys hiking in  the desert,  collecting rocks, and  taking pictures  of the desert.

Our meeting will take place Thursday at 7PM at the Nevada State Garden Clubs Center at Lorenzi Park, 800 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107.  Consider  bringing along  a  friend, a  refreshment,  and a raffle  plant or two. We should  have a ceramic pot  or two for the raffle.

 

Saturday
Sep022017

September 2017 General Meeting

Brandi Eide, the Springs Preserve Botanical Gardens Supervisor, will be our presenter on September 7, 2017. Her topic will be: The Role of Botanical Gardens in Plant Conservation (with a focus on succulents).

Brandi grew up in Washington state and remained there to graduate from The Evergreen State College. She managed a hardware store and nursery, organic edibles business, and recognized her keenest interest was in plants. After moving to Arizona, she worked for 8 years at the Desert Botanical Garden in many roles including Propagator, Conservation Collections Manager and Manager of the Agavaceae, Aloaceae and Non-Cactus Succulent Collections. At University of California Berkeley Botanical Garden she oversaw the Australasian collection and co-managed the California collection. She currently oversees the science and gardens department at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. Brandi is passionate about pollinators, conservation and medicinal and edible plants.

Our meeting will take place Thursday at 7PM at the Nevada State Garden Clubs Center at Lorenzi Park, 800 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107.  Bring a friend. Bring a snack. Bring a plant for our raffle.